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Yes, porn can be feminist. But what does that mean? Three of the four editors of the groundbreaking new anthology The Feminist Porn Book — Mireille Miller-Young, Constance Penley and Tristan Taormino — join Jaclyn to break it down (and offer some recommendations!). Then we answer a listener advice question about how to talk about [...]
This week Jaclyn catches up with Spectra, a Nigerian writer, media advocate, and “Love” activist, who’s just returned from traveling through Southern Africa for 6 months, where she trained African women’s rights activists to use media and technology for advocacy. She brings us some stories of lgbt lives in some of the countries she visited [...]
Hate Valentine’s Day? Love Valentine’s Day? This is your podcast. Jaclyn is joined by Boston Globe columnist Miss Conduct (aka author Robin Abrahams) for an episode full of hearts, flowers and bittertinis. We talk Galentine’s Day, the romance-industrial complex (and the mysterious short-sightedness of marketers), “fake holidays,” dealing with (and avoiding being) the Valentine’s Police, [...]
Brace yourselves for the fabulousness, people: this week Jaclyn is joined by Jazabel Jade and exHOTic other, two of the Lovelies that make up Brown Girls Burlesque. We talk about what makes shaking your titties in public feminist, what scared them most when they got into the burlesque game (it wasn’t stripping), how they maintain [...]
Culture writer Alyssa Rosenberg has us coming back for more — she’s our first return guest on Fucking While Feminist! On today’s episode we talk about nearly everything, including Nicki vs. Mariah, some great sexuality-related comedies you’re currently missing on FX, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, the limits of the Bechdel Test, why everyone hates Anne [...]
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This week’s podcast is about bodies. Specifically, it’s about the body belonging to Heidi (who writes at Attack of the Sugar Monster), and how she feels about it, and some potentially surprising things she’s done with it, and how people all over the internet react to those things. The story involves fat, weightloss surgery, nude [...]
It’s our chai show, and who better to celebrate with than the gloriously vivacious Hanne Blank? She joins Jaclyn to talk about her new book The Unapologetic Fat Girls’ Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts, why we need to talk about exercise on a sex podcast, how she changed Jaclyn’s life in the 90s, [...]
Feeling confused or overwhelmed by all the recent gendered violence in the news? The shockingly brilliant Eesha Pandit joins Jaclyn to shine some much-needed clarity on the realities behind the headlines, from Delhi to Steubenville and far beyond. We break down silos, and talk “innocence,” rehabilitation, what matters and doesn’t about “cultural differences,” and the [...]
Happy new year! Jaclyn rings it in with Scarleteen.com‘s Heather Corinna, reflecting on 2012 through the prism of Scarleteen’s community of young people. We talk about a zillion things, including useful new research about porn actors, confusion between safer sex and contraception, the waning of worry over the “hook-up culture,” condom use in WWI (really), [...]
Need some good news? This episode brings you the badass woman (and man) behind the recent viral Pink Loves Consent prank/action, as well as the Rape Is Rape projection in DC just before the election. Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle are the force behind FORCE: upsetting rape culture, a creative activist effort to upset the [...]